Land Acquisition Completed for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

Mumbai-Ahmedabad, 10th January 2024: In a major stride towards the realization of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) announced the successful completion of 100% land acquisition. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw shared this significant achievement on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, marking a crucial milestone in the ambitious high-speed rail venture.

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, spanning 508 kilometres, required a total of 1,389 hectares of land, strategically distributed across Gujarat (951.14 ha), Maharashtra (430.45 ha), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (7.9 ha). The corridor, originating from the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Maharashtra, features a 21km underground stretch, including a remarkable 7km segment below the sea, extending to Shilphata. From Shilphata, the corridor transitions to an elevated path, reaching its final destination at the Sabarmati terminus station in Gujarat.

Out of the total length, Gujarat encompasses 348km, Maharashtra covers 156km, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli includes 4km. Notably, nearly 92% of the bullet train corridor will be elevated, with 6% traversing through tunnels. Maharashtra has taken a pioneering step in the construction of India’s first 7km undersea rail tunnel, a crucial component of the 21 km-long tunnel between BKC and Shilphata.

Excavation work has commenced for the Mumbai High-Speed Rail (HSR) station at BKC. An NHSRCL spokesperson reported, “At BKC station, 99% secant pile work is completed. Anchor fixing work has started, which will facilitate excavation for the second level.”